ST. PATRICK'S DAY
St.Patrick is the ireland's patron saint
The story of St.Patrick
He was, really, scottish and, then was the pirates to transfer Patrick in ireland.
He was 16 years old and he become the slave of the king of Antrim's shire.
A day, after six years of hard work, St. Patrick ran away with a boat and arrived in England where he become a very believer boy and where the pope baptized him just as st.Patrick and entrusts the mission to Ireland eradicate paganism and convert the entire nation to the Catholic culture.
Then he return in Ireland where he was often threatened with death , captured and convicted , but he carried on his mission in cui he name of God and in 20 years about he accomplished it.
St. Patrick died 17 March 461 in Saul.
His body , fought over by various cities, was entrusted to a pair of oxen , without guidance, he laid him in Down , Northern Ireland, which has since changed its name to Downpatrick.
An image of St.Patrick with his simbol: the clover
Another image of the saint
The st.Patrick's church
This church is in onor of St.Patrick and it is very particular because it has got the form of a cross
St. Patrick's day now
This day (March 17) is a national holiday in Ireland and it is a bank holiday in Ireland of nord.
In Ireland all the cities (Dublin,Cork,Galway...) but the biggest festival is in Dublin .Initially conceived in one day , today the St. Patrick 's Festival extends over a week and attracts people from around the world.
The capital is transformed in a stage , where street performers and bands from around the world improvised concerts on all the streets.
IN THE WORLD
Today all the world is green in 17 March to celebrate st.Patrick's day.
In fact, the night, the munuments of all the world lights green.
In cities (specially of the Usa),for example in New York,Boston or Philadelphia all the day there are parade with clovers and carts.
Also in Italy celebrates St.Patrick in fact for some years the Colosseum and tour of Pisa lights green!!